Logan smashes hat-trick in League side's win against York

The Scarborough News Saturday League Rep Side after their 4-1 win against York League
The Scarborough News Saturday League Rep Side after their 4-1 win against York League

The Scarborough News Saturday League Representative side breezed to a 4-1 win against their York League rivals at Pickering Town's Mill Lane last night.

Boss Andy Spivey lined up with a 3-5-2 system for the clash, with keeper Callum Myers shielded by a back-three of Ricky Nock, Leigh Franks and Steve Sheader.

Martin Cooper and Sam Garnett found themselves in less-familiar positions than usual at wing-back, with Dean Craig, Joe Gallagher and Joel Ramm in midfield and West Pier duo Sean Exley and Billy Logan up top.

It was the Scarborough side who flew out of the blocks, missing a couple of chances before Logan showed off his predatory skills with a finish on the turn to make it 1-0 after just nine minutes.

It was soon 2-0 to Spivey's side, a neat team move finished off superbly by Exley.

Their third was the goal of the game, Logan getting on the ball 35-yards out and volleying a stunning strike over the York gloveman and into the back of the net.

The away side had the chance to reduce their deficit when Sheader handled in the area, but Myers kept the resulting spot-kick out.

York threatened again from a corner, but Scarborough quickly countered and Logan wrapped up his hat-trick after cutting in from the right and firing in to hand Spivey's side a 4-0 half-time lead.

If the Scarborough side showed their ability on the ball in the first-half, they had to dig deep and display their battling qualities after the break as York crept back into the game.

Exley departed minutes into the second half, replaced by Newlands striker Drew McCoubrey, while Sheader was replaced by Will Jenkinson, with Gallagher dropping into the back-three.

Logan also limped off, replaced by Hunmanby midfielder Daz Crawford, and the Scarborough side had to shuffle things around slightly.

After 70 minutes the York side got on the scoresheet, a rasping 25-yard effort beating Myers.

The Scarborough side threw bodies on the line and managed to keep Myers relatively quiet, holding out for the 4-1 victory.

They take on their Teesside League counterparts, again at Pickering Town, on Wednesday November 9.

Spivey was suitably impressed with his side's efforts. He said: "I can't emphasise enough how much of a team effort it was, every single player did well.

"We lost our shape a bit after a few injuries in the second-half, but the lads showed their battling qualities and kept Callum (Myers) pretty quiet.

"The official man of the match went to Billy, but the whole side did really well and deserved to win the game."

SCARBOROUGH (3-5-2): Myers, Nock, Franks, Sheader, M Cooper, Garnett, Ramm, Gallagher, Craig, Exley, B Logan. Subs: W Jenkinson, D Crawford, McCoubrey.